Improved insulation and efficient heating systems have cut energy bills by about €250,000 annually

Three offshore islands are outstripping the mainland in their drive to become carbon neutral by 2020. A pilot project involving use of electric cars a(...)

Less than €10 million was provided in grants in 2014 to improve energy efficiency in homes compared to almost €58 million three years earlier, it has (...)

Ministers Michael Noonan and Alex White prior to the final Cabinet meeting at Lissadell House, Sligo before the summer recess. Photograph: The Irish Times

As the Cabinet met in the serene setting of Lissadell House in Sligo on Wednesday for the last time before the summer recess, an oft-repeated quote ca(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Government Ministers meeting Edward Walsh his wife Constance Cassidy and their children at Lissadell House, Sligo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 2:52

Harry McGee, Political Correspondent, Lissadell, Co Sligo The Government has committed itself to an effective freeze in property tax when the next re(...)

Residents from Leitrim protesting outside the Dáil in 2012 against fracking in their area. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A Leitrim-based anti-fracking organisation has called on landowners to consider refusing access to the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) fo(...)

Alex White said he did not underestimate the challenge of winning back support. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Alex White has said the eighth constitutional amendment on abortion will not be repealed unless Labour is part of the next(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: signalled legislation on database access. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Communications is seeking consultants to review the television licence database and system currently operated on its behalf by An Po(...)

Alex White: would not be drawn on how much the Government expects to spend on the whole process. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The dream of high-speed broadband has inched closer to reality for hundreds of thousands of people in rural Ireland. Minister for Communications Alex(...)

Few developed countries have taken longer than Ireland to introduce a national postcode system. The roll-out of Eircode in the coming weeks will, howe(...)

The two Irish studies were among 20 projects selected for funding across the EU

A feasibility study into a possible electricity interconnector that would link Ireland and France has been awarded almost €4 million in funding by the(...)